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Komoot Connect IQ App Now Functions with Garmin Devices

Komoot has announced, that its Connect IQ app can now function with Garmin devices, allowing users to navigate rides with their Garmin bike computer or smartwatch via Komoot’s intuitive map interface, providing features like offline navigation, turn-by-turn instructions, Zoom&Move, Dark Mode and customizable data fields. Moreover, users can also update “Tours” in the Komoot app during navigation and instantly update the route on their compatible Garmin device without ending the recording of their current activity. Also, Komoot users with unlocked “Maps Regions” can now retain the existing “Tour Line Navigation” feature.

“Thanks to the new Komoot map for Garmin, Komoot Premium users can now enjoy the familiar best-in-class navigation experience on cycling computers and smartwatches that are compatible with the Komoot Connect IQ app — including the Edge, fenix, vívoactive, Venu and Forerunner series among many others.This is the latest release in a series of improvements that began in 2019 with the Komoot Connect IQ app. Offering our Garmin users the same seamless and intuitive navigation experience they’re familiar with on the komoot app has been pivotal in our cooperation with Garmin. Today, we are happy to announce that our Komoot map and navigation is accessible to all Komoot Premium users who own compatible Garmin devices, even those without built-in navigation capabilities,” explains Daniela Withalm, Senior Connected Partner Manager at Komoot.

Additionally, Komoot Premium users can now navigate from their compatible Garmin device with the optimized Komoot map interface, wherein vivid turn arrows indicate clear on-screen directions, while a Zoom&Move function allows users to explore their surroundings in detail from their device — with the ability to zoom in and out and move the map if needed. Also, when the adventure meanders into the woods, users can also enable a Dark Mode that optimizes screen navigation in low light environments with a high-contrast Komoot map. In addition, the Komoot Connect IQ app now includes Tour search with filter options, along with customizable navigation screen data fields, for metrics such as speed, distance, running pace, power and cadence.

“Adventures are beautifully unpredictable, so flexibility is key when navigating the outdoors. If users need to adapt to changing weather conditions, re-route for a coffee break or simply make a detour for a panoramic view, they can update Tours in the komoot app during navigation and instantly sync changes* with their Garmin device. No need to stop the activity, no need to delay the adventure, just seamless connectivity to enjoy the outdoors at its best,” says Komoot.

“Clarity and flexibility are fundamental when designing a map interface for outdoor navigation. With these three pillars in mind, we have developed the new Komoot map for Garmin, the ultimate navigation interface that allows all Garmin users with a Komoot Premium subscription to reliably venture into the outdoors without straying from the planned route — even on devices with limited or no Garmin navigation interface,” adds Rob Hermans, Product Manager Maps and Navigation at Komoot.

How to get the new Komoot map for Garmin:

  • To access the new komoot map for Garmin, Komoot Premium users need to download the Komoot Connect IQ app to their Garmin device through the Garmin Connect IQ Store (free of charge).
  • Users can now tap “Navigate with device” to open any saved Tour (planned or completed) on their Garmin device and start the navigation.
  • On Garmin devices with Garmin maps, users can select their preferred map interface when beginning a Tour, choosing between the Komoot map and the standard Garmin map, and change their preferences in the settings

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